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Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?
  • Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). January 2015
  • The present publication collects the proceedings of the Conference'Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law?' organized by the Platform for International Water Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva at the Palais des Nations on 13 December 2013. This Conference was organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the financial support of the Swiss Nations Fund for Scientific Research (SNF). The proceedings have been published by the UNESCO Internation...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Community participation, Conflicts, Energy, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Public policy, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water conservation , Water management

Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship
  • Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship
  • United Nations Global Compact. January 2015
  • This guidance provides companies with practical measures on how to bring a human rights lens to their existing corporate water stewardship practices. It aims to help companies translate their responsibility to respect the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) into their existing water management policies, processes, and company cultures. It complements related efforts to clarify the obligations and responsibilities of other actors (particularly states and public or private water and sanitation service providers) with regard to the HRWS. The report is de...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Community participation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human right to water and sanitation, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Sanitation, Water management

Investing in water and sanitation: increasing access, reducing inequalities: special report for the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), high level meeting (HLM) 2014

WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2014
  • This document summarizes the latest proposals for post-2015 targets developed by global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders. In May 2011, anticipating the debate that would inevitably arise about what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF convened a global stakeholder meeting to consider which targets and indicators would be appropriate for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) post-2015.
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water availability, Water services, Water supply

The State of the World's Children 2014 in numbers: Every Child Counts. Revealing disparities, advancing children's rights

Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor
  • Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This publication discusses the challenges faced in accelerating access to improved water and sanitation services beyond the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It examines the private sector provision of piped water services and on-site sanitation services in rural areas and small towns, with case studies from several countries. The preferences and circumstances of poor households and the performance of enterprises that provide services directly to them are examined, as are commercial and investment climate factors that may affect enterprises' actual o...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Human right to water and sanitation, Infrastructure, Investments, Markets, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Tariffs, Water demand, Water policy, Water supply

Information brief on Securing Access to Water and Energy
  • Information brief on Securing Access to Water and Energy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • For the purpose of the 2014 International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference and in preparation for World Water Day 2014 focusing on 'Water and Energy', the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools. This brief looks at access to water and energy as a precondition to economic progress and poverty alleviation. It discusses the two resources independently, but also looks at their reliance on each other. There is an exploration of the challenges faced in securing ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Economic instruments, Energy, Human right to water and sanitation, Poverty, Sustainable development, Water policy, Water security, Water supply

A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water
  • A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water
  • UN-Water. January 2014
  • This paper summarizes key findings and recommendations for a post-2015 global goal for water. The paper is the result of a broad technical consultation process among 31 UN-Water members and 36 partners, as well as a range of other stakeholders and aims to inform, provide advice and recommendations in support to Member States in their decision-making process on the post-2015 development agenda. It proposes a set of potential targets and indicators to support a dedicated global goal for water and contributes towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) consu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Resilience, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water governance, Water quality, Water security

ESCWA Water Development Report 5. Issues in sustainable water resources management and water services in the Arab region
  • ESCWA Water Development Report 5. Issues in sustainable water resources management and water services in the Arab region
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). December 2013
  • This report aims to highlight the current regional developments in the area of water supply and sanitation with a focus on the new inter-governmental mechanism for monitoring water supply and sanitation services in the Arab region. The publication also seeks to review the processes and progress related to regional follow-up on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and regional preparations for the post-2015 development agenda within the water sector and address global and regional perspectives on securing access to drinking water and sanitation as a fundame...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Drinking water, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water services, Water supply

Catalyzing water for sustainable development and growth. Framing Water Within the Post-2015 Development agenda: options and considerations
  • Catalyzing water for sustainable development and growth. Framing Water Within the Post-2015 Development agenda: options and considerations
  • United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). December 2013
  • This report is an independent evidence-based analysis of how water can be addressed in a developing agenda beyond 2015. Its formulation, and the underlying study, was undertaken as a way of addressing the information gaps and providing background information that can be used by the UN member states and other stakeholders in negotiations. The overall goal of this report is to draw attention to the complexities of water as a resource and a human right, and the challenges associated in implementing the various formulations of Sustainable Development Goals relate...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Financing, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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Published in 2015